Maree McCabe is the Chief Executive Officer of Dementia Australia and a member of the organisation’s Board of directors. In February 2017 Maree was appointed to the role of Alzheimer’s Australia National CEO and lead the unification process from the federation of Alzheimer’s Australia to the unified, national organisation, Dementia Australia, established in October 2017. Within the federation Maree served as CEO Alzheimer’s Australia Vic from October 2010 to August 2016.
A recognised leader in the health and aged care sector Maree brings more than twenty years’ experience across the health, mental health and aged care sectors to her current role.
As Alzheimer’s Australia Vic CEO Maree led the establishment of multi-disciplinary regional hubs; the development and use of technology in dementia education and support including the Virtual Dementia Experience™, The Dementia Friendly Home™ app, EDIE (Educational Dementia Immersive Experience)™ and The Virtual Forest™; and the expansion of early intervention services and programs for people living with younger onset dementia, their families, carers and friends.
Maree’s career accomplishments include Executive Operations for TLC Aged Care, Director of Clinical Resources at The Melbourne Clinic, and General Manager of Hospitals for St John of God Healthcare and Surveyor for the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards. Maree has a Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing, a Master of Business Administration and is a graduate of the Oxford University Leadership Program and of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Maree represents Dementia Australia as a member of a number of Australian health and aged care sector committees and Boards. Internationally Maree is a member of the Alzheimer’s Disease International Asia Pacific Regional Committee.